'Salt farmers to get special protection for five years'

Published: July 05, 2019 18:38:50 | Updated: July 05, 2019 20:13:08

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The government will provide special protection to the salt farmers for next five years to achieve self-sufficiency in salt production.

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun and State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Mojumder gave the information while addressing a workshop in Cox's Bazar on Friday, reports BSS.

Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) jointly organised the workshop, titled 'Salt Cultivation and Mixing Iodine: Universal Iodine Salt'.

Kamal Ahmed Mojumder was present at the workshop as special guest with BSCIC Chairman M Mostaque Hassan in the chair.

“We will provide special protection to the salt farmers for the next five years. So, we are controlling the salt import,” the industries minister said.

Kamal Ahmed Mojumder said, “If we can protect the interest of salt farmers, we will achieve self-sufficiency in salt production.”

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